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Judge Enforces $300,000 Agreement, Concussion Lawsuit

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BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A District Court judge in Bozeman has enforced a $300,000 settlement in a lawsuit filed by a former Three Forks High School football player over a series of concussions suffered in practice in 2009.

Michael Rouchleau and his parents sued the district in 2012, claiming the boy suffered a life-altering traumatic brain injury.

Attorneys on both sides said they had reached a $300,000 settlement in July 2013, but the family claimed Michael had changed his mind, apparently over concerns about whether his ongoing medical bills would be paid.

The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/1q1Ch2f ) school district attorneys asked District Judge John Brown to enforce the settlement.

After a hearing in May, Brown found the settlement agreement to be binding. He noted that the school’s athlete disability insurance policy would continue paying Rouchleau’s medical bills.

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